Monday, December 22, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008

A song for x-mas

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Obama-nation

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday, November 08, 2008

I new it!!!!

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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Speak the truth Jack! Amen!

Let's not let them waste our fuckin' money...

Tell 'em hell no.


Go here and they will send it to the correct people:
http://congressorg.capwiz.com/congressorg/issues/alert/?alertid=11957686



Here's what I wrote.

I oppose the proposed bailout plan because nowhere in the constitution
does it say any business deserves the right to exist. Let the market
forces of capitalism punish those whose business practices fail to earn
them profit. Let them fold and have their assets purchased by companies
who are more nimble and careful with their money.

The resemblance this proposal has to economic planning that would occur in
a communist country can not be ignored. Please re-read the constitution
and remember that the money you wish to spend is not yours. How does this
represent the will of the American people? Doesn't this remind you of why
the colonies rebelled against England?

Sincerely,


John Tooker

It was sent to:
Secretary Paulson
Representative Hastings
Senator Martinez
Senator Nelson
President

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I'm sorry to do this to you...



Pay attention to the Lyrics.

It's like Cartmans songs.

And it's real.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

This is awesome!




Related...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Britney.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Catch the Sun...Almost caught.

Getting pretty close...

More to do tomorrow.

37 Tracks of hotness.


Catch The Sun.jpg by you.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Saturday, August 02, 2008

uh wow

So I was born in New Jersey...I think I might be gald I didn't grow up there.


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

A new episode of the Marqui Adora podcast is up. MA-031 An Entire Nation DEMO.

Last week we worked on a song Danny had written. After an hour or so here's what it sounded like.

No promises that it will sound this way in the future...

MA-031_An_Entire_Nation_DEMO.m4a

Find out more about the Marqui Adora Podcast and get all our music free at:

http://www.marquiadora.com

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Someone who had a stronger reaction to the Wall-E trailer then I did.

I just pronounced that the movie will be awesome and grinned ear to ear!




More info here.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

This one's for the ladies...

We should be tolerant of the crazy things people think when it's religously based right?

After all they have a morality I lack.

Kazoo


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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Monday, June 02, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

MA-030 Blak Swan and peak into the studio.

We've posted a new episode of the Marqui Adora podcast so refresh you feeds...

Danny has a side project you should check out called Blak Swan. Go to myspace.com/blakswanmusic to learn more.

We have two of the Blak Swan songs on this podcast:
A Perfect Day
This Isn't It

And a peak into our works in progress...

Helping people...



Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Marqui Adora songs...

Here's a few of the songs current status:

1-The Fall is ready for vocals and then for Joe and Danny to do the backing vocal parts.

2-Window to the Shore still needs Joe's HH and cymbals then it's ready for mixing. I'll try to get him something to start practicing to by this weekend so that maybe he and I can finish that off soon.

3-Catch the Sun needs middle vocal part.

4-Gloom needs me and Joe to fine tune which parts play in what sections but is very close to mixing.

5-Walk Away needs some more aggression to it. I have some ideas that I might try. Also I want to try the noisy intro idea.

6-In Motion cymbals, then bass, then guitars, then vocals. I'll get Joe a practicing version this week.

7-Body and Mind-Drums need some work. Then track bass. Add one more guitar idea. Then record vocals.


Some of the others that need a bunch of stuff but are a little more solid include these:

8-Simple Lies
9-Yours and Mine
10-Reveal
11-Everyone Around Me

And there's a few older tunes I've started to tinker with and a pair of newer ideas as well.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Another Freebie Nine Inch Nails track...

Get it here:

http://www.ilike.com/artist/Nine+Inch+Nails

It's called Echoplex

Friday, May 02, 2008

New words developed by Nikki.

Hornked.

Honkered.

Means a car horn honking. (Or something perverted.)

Alrighty. Everyone got that?

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

More Pro Tools to Logic Pro 8 switcher tips...

Howard sent me a rather good Logic question...

"you know how in ProTools during a playback, the meter for that track stays constant depending on how strong the audio file is and not dependent on where the fader is....and in Logic, that same meter display varies depending on placement of the fader...ya feel me?

anywhoo, i looked in the manual and had no luck...?"


The answer is rather hard to stumble upon so here's how to do what the H-Man wants to do.

To get Logic Pro 8 to show the channel meters pre-fader style you first must right click on the transport bar in some of the dead space to bring up the Customize Transport Bar options as shown below.



You should then turn on the Pre-Fader Metering button listed below the Modes and Functions list.

It will add a button to the right of he transport bar that when switched on changes the meters from post fader to pre-fader.

Dig it:



I'm glad Howard made me think of this because it is one of the things I was use to seeing in Pro Tools and hadn't noticed I was missing it in Logic.

And now I can switch at the touch of a button in the Transport Bar.

Keep 'em coming H-Man!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Mixing In Logic Pro... Episode One.

Some advice for mixing in Logic.

Since I've switched from mostly recording with Pro Tools to using Logic I've found a few things help me make the transition.

1-Logic lets you have a lot of tracks so use 'em. When I find a need to make one section stand out in some way I'll take one of the instruments and use it on a second track to allow for a brief change in the character of the mix. Don't be afraid to have a boatload of tracks in a Logic Session.

2-Don't waste the horsepower of your machine. Be sure to use strip silence or manually remove sections of dead air on all your tracks. The reason to do this is Logic, unlike Pro Tools only uses effects when there is audio on the tracks.

3-Don't waste the horsepower of your machine. Use the freeze track option. It does some weird stuff sometimes but most of the time you'll gain some more power back. Works best if your session is on a fast harddrive.

4-Under the view menu you can add more to the track header including track freeze and colors.

5-Hit the A key!

6-You can assign a second tool that will be used when you hold the command key down. Holding control and option will switch to the zoom tool. Hitting esc will let you quickly change the main tool. Holding command while selecting the tool will choose the second tool. The fade tool is handy for cleaning up tracks before mixing.

7-I usually start my mix by having the kick and snare drum alone at about -10db to -6db then build my mix round that. If I need to lower the overall mix I'll hit the X key and drag across the track names on the mixer so I can pull them all down without using a group.

8-Careful with the EQ. +30db and -30db is a lot of power. Use it very lightly. The EQ has an analyzer that can be pre or post EQ.

9-Some of the channel strip presets and Compressor settings are great but you'll need to adjust the threshold of the compressor to work with your tracks.

10-The compressor has several different models that can have a very strong effect on the sound and feel. (I think these are some of the different Circuit Types-VCA=dbx160, Class A R =Focusrite Red, Class A U Urei, Opto=LA2A ish)

11-When in doubt try a tape delay. I love that fuckin' thing!

12-check the extended paramters on the plug-ins. Hit the disclosure triangle to see them.

13-Remember you can and should go back later and use Soundtrack Pro, Waveburner or another Logic session to master your tracks so you don't have to worry about the overall level while working on your mix.

More later...

Monday, April 28, 2008

Honour?

Fuck no.

Can we leave the lunatics in charge of the asylum already?
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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

And his cape of many colours...err...Logic Session of many colors.

Attention cat people...

Tell me again how smart your cat is?







P.S. Dogs rule!
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My day so far...a

I found a useful piece of software to control internet cravings.
Get it here.

I found the audio file that was causing Logic Pro 8 to have a fit every time I tried to work on Catch The Sun so I can finally move past that! Yeah!

I'm spending some time cleaning up my new Marqui Adora song database I created with Bento.


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Can I help you with that?

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Facebook

Why does Facebook seem like visual vomit to me and not everyone else? And what the fuck is a poke? Do I need to see a doctor after being poked?

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Friday, March 21, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wanna remix a Marqui Adora song? Now you can.

We will be posting some of our songs in the GarageBand format for you to remix on your Mac with Apple’s GarageBand ‘08, Logic Express 8, or Logic Pro 8 software. You can speed up or slow down the song, try a reggae/classical/goth version or whatever floats your boat! If you’d like to share your efforts with the world send us an email and maybe we’ll post it on the site.  We reserve the right to not post it if we aren’t in the mood, the sun is casting a long shadow, we are distracted by shiny objects, or any other reason we choose.

You can buy our music from iTunes or get it for free from our website. If you feel the need to give us some money you can drop off a donation with PayPal or buy a few dozen t-shirts from our website.

Have fun!

Go here to get the ZIP file:
http://www.marquiadora.com/MarquiAdora/Remix.html


marquiadora@gmail.com
http://www.marquiadora.com


The fine print.....


This is released under creative commons:
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported
You are free:

to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
to Remix — to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:

Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.
For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to this webpage.
Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.
Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's moral rights.


(PC users please note Garageband ’08 is included with every new Macintosh so maybe it’s time to go buy one alright? We’d rather post two songs in one format instead of one song in two and by the way...the files are freakin’ free! So no whining. If you'd like to make alternate versions for other formats feel free to under the terms listed above.)

Wanna remix a Marqui Adora song? Now you can.

We will be posting some of our songs in the GarageBand format for you to remix on your Mac with Apple’s GarageBand ‘08, Logic Express 8, or Logic Pro 8 software. You can speed up or slow down the song, try a reggae/classical/goth version or whatever floats your boat! If you’d like to share your efforts with the world send us an email and maybe we’ll post it on the site.  We reserve the right to not post it if we aren’t in the mood, the sun is casting a long shadow, we are distracted by shiny objects, or any other reason we choose.

You can buy our music from iTunes or get it for free from our website. If you feel the need to give us some money you can drop off a donation with PayPal or buy a few dozen t-shirts from our website.

Have fun!

Go here to get the ZIP file:
<a href="http://www.marquiadora.com/MarquiAdora/Remix.html" target="blank">http://www.marquiadora.com/MarquiAdora/Remix.html</a>


marquiadora@gmail.com
<a href="http://www.marquiadora.com">http://www.marquiadora.com</a>


The fine print.....


This is released under creative commons:
<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/">Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported</a>
You are free:

to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
to Remix — to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:

Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
Noncommercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.
For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/">this webpage</a>.
Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.
Nothing in this license impairs or restricts the author's moral rights.


(PC users please note Garageband ’08 is included with every new Macintosh so maybe it’s time to go buy one alright? We’d rather post two songs in one format instead of one song in two and by the way...the files are freakin’ free! So no whining. If you'd like to make alternate versions for other formats feel free to under the terms listed above.)

David Lynch meets Chester Cheetah?

Friday, March 14, 2008

Saturday, March 01, 2008

MA-029 Walk Away (rehearsal) Studio Spy Cam 3-1-08

Marqui Adora working on a new song called Walk Away.

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http://www.marquiadora.com


Friday, February 29, 2008

Marqui Adora update by Tooker

Hey people,

I thought I'd give you guys a long overdue update on our doings and such.

Last year we spent a few months chasing down TV and Movie peeps with the intention of getting our tunes placed in a few ads, TV shows, or movies. We met with limited financial returns and had to go back to having "day jobs" before the year ended which led to a halt of recording work for the last few months. The good news is that Joe and I both have day jobs that suit us better then the ones we had left a year ago. (Not that the old place was that bad mind you, it was just time to move on to greener pastures.)

While not much has happened in the recordings department we have had an increase in the number of live shows that we played down here in South Florida. In the last few months we've played shows in a few different 2 piece and three piece configurations. (The last show at PS-14 a few weeks back was the first we've played as a full band since before Halloween!) The good that came from these shows is that we feel very comfortable creating unique shows by altering our songs to fit the environment of the show rather than only playing a song one way.

The downside is that we remain rather disheartened by the lack of interest in live music in South Florida. (Things where very different when we all started playing in bands as teenagers down here.) We've decided to focus on playing more selectively in the next few months and will instead invest our time and energy back into finishing some of the long unfinished recordings and developing new songs.

To fill the hole left by not playing shows we've decided to make some some of our rehearsals into recordings and film them for youtube and such. Please remember we ain't no freaking boy bands people so don't expect any dance moves or bling. They will just be captured moments in time, warts and all as they say. I spent today editing the first of these and hope to have it finished and uploaded tomorrow. Be on the look out for a warehouse recording and video of a newish song called Walk Away.

More to come...

-Tooker
Marqui Adora

P.S. You do know you can get all of our songs for free at our website right?
Go get them!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

Preacher on preacher....




Ahhh truth.


"Just happen to have a podium"

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Evolution...

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008